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Mr. Khalid Rashid Al Zayani is the Honorary OBE in the 2014 Queen’s Honours List and also involved in other business & Government Activities viz; Chairman of Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Midal Cables Ltd, First Motors, Aluwheel, Metal Form Co., Intersteel, Gulf Closures, Imerys Al Zayani Fused Minerals, Bahrain British Business Forum and Rashid Al Zayani Charitable Foundation.
Mr. Al Zayani is the Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Zayani Investments Group, Zayani Motors, Euro Motors, Zayani Properties, Zayani Leasing, Zayani Industries, Orient Motors, Bahrain Voluntary Work Society; Board Member of Investcorp Bank, BCCI and American Bahraini Friendship Society; Founding Member & Co-Chairman of Bahrain British Business Council & U.S. Bahrain Business Council; President of CISI-Bahrain Advisory Council and Honorary Board Member of Bahrain India Society.
His contributions to social and charitable activities include being a Founder and Former President of AmCham; Board Member of EDB; Founding Member & Vice Chairman of BISB; Founding member & Board Member of BKIC & NMC and Board Member of Takaful Intl. & Bahrain Credit

Adnan Ahmed Yousif
Vice Chairman, Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain

Mr. Adnan Ahmed Yousif is a highly regarded Senior banker with over three decades of international banking experience. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Hull, UK. He was earlier with Arab Banking Corporation, for over 20 years and last served as Director on its Board.

As President & Chief Executive, Mr. Yousif has lead Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) since inception, developing the Group into one of the largest and most diversified Islamic banking groups in the world operating a network of over 700 branches in 15 countries, with its Head Office in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is also the Chairman of  Al Baraka Turk Participation Bank, Banque Al Baraka D'Algerie, Al Baraka Bank Ltd. South Africa, Al Baraka Bank Lebanon, Jordan Islamic Bank, Al Baraka Bank Egypt, Al Baraka Bank Syria, Al Baraka Bank Sudan, Al Baraka Bank Pakistan Ltd., Vice Chairman of Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain and a Board member of Al Baraka Bank Tunisia.

Mr. Adnan Yousif was the Chairman of the Union of Arab Banks, Lebanon for two terms (2007-2013). Besides having received many international awards he is the recipient of the Medal of Efficiency, a unique honor conferred by His Royal Highness - King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain during the year 2011. Mr. Yousif received the title of the CSR International Ambassador (Kingdom of Bahrain) from the CSR Regional Network. including twice the Islamic Banker of the Year award (2004 and 2009).

In addition, he was awarded by LARIBA American Finance House the 2012 “LARIBA Award for Excellence in Achievement”, in recognition of his leadership role in consolidating and operating the largest diversified Islamic Banking Group in the world.

In recognition of Mr. Yousif’s outstanding contribution in the field of contemporary Islamic Finance in terms of modernizing its fundamentals in practice and theorization, the Al Jinan University of Lebanon granted him an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration. Furthermore, in recognition of his efforts in evolving a unique business model that is integrated with the noble goals of Islamic Banking, Mr. Yousif has been awarded the Accolade of the Sudanese Presidency for Excellency in Social Responsibility in December 2015.

In Dec. 2016 Mr. Adnan Yousif was decorated with the Title of "High Commissioner to preach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030". He also won the Gold Award for Sustainable Development in recognition of his major role in the service and social responsibility programs both nationally and internationally, as well as recognition for the leading role of Al Baraka Group in the field of CSR activities at Oman International Conference on Social Responsibility 2016.

Mr. Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim Janahi is one of the early pioneers in Islamic economy, Islamic banking and Islamic insurance. He authored a number of books on these topics and prepared more than 60 studies and work papers presented at numerous events, conferences, seminars and, universities. He worked hard to promote the idea of Islamic banking, insurance and re-insurance in Bahrain and was behind the establishment of a number of banks, financial institutions and insurance and reinsurance companies in Bahrain and outside Bahrain. He has practical experience of more than 44 years in the areas of banking, insurance and reinsurance. He holds a diploma in insurance and is a recognized expert in conventional insurance, Takaful (Islamic insurance), Islamic banking and Islamic economics. Mr. Janahi is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Safwa International, Bahrain (consultancy), and board member of many Islamic banking and investment institutions such as the Islamic Bank of Bangladesh - Dhaka, Khaleej Finance and Investment (being the Chairman of the Board of Directors) and the Islamic Arab Bank and Islamic Insurance and Reinsurance Company.

Mr. Moosa Abdul Aziz Shihadeh holds a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from USA. Worked in conventional banks from 5 /1961 until 5 /1980. He then joined Jordan Islamic Bank on June 1, 1980 till now. He is currently the CEO & General Manager of Jordan Islamic Bank. In addition to being a board member of many Islamic banks.

Mr. Shihadeh is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the General Council for Islamic Banks, a Board Member of the Jordanian Businessmen Association and Chairman and Board Member of several public and private companies in various sectors (industrial, educational, investment and insurance sector). He was also a Board Member of the Association of Banks in Jordan since 1983 and has been the association’s Vice-President for the period 1997 to 2005 and Chairman of the Board Directors of Association of Banks in Jordan since 11.10.2015.

A member of several investment, social, humanitarian and international organizations and committees. Mr. Shihadeh Participates and lectures in several seminars related to the banking sector and the Islamic financial institutions regionally and internationally. Former member of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Board for Islamic Financial Institutions and the Chairman of the Accounting Committee (1990 to 2002). A member of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Thought Forum and Advisory Board Member of the International union of Arab Bankers. Honor- permanent member of the society of friends of Jordan Eye Bank and the prevention of blindness.


Mr. Ashraf Ahmed El-Ghamrawy is a Vice Chairman & CEO Al-Baraka Bank Egypt.

He obtained the Bachelor Degree in Commerce from Ain Shams University in addition to a professional Diploma in Banking Credit, as well as many other advanced courses in various banking fields.

Mr. Ashraf Started his career as a legal accountant specialized in the field of banking & financial institutions. In 1979, he moved to work in the banking sector and occupied many positions until he became the CEO & managing director for Al-Baraka Bank Egypt. Since 2010, he has become the vice Chairman & CEO. He has made great contribution to many essential banking issues, especially in debt collections & NPLs, establishing companies & a strong credit & investment portfolio.

He has been leading a teamwork who has been successfully able with a support by the BOD to change the Bank in a short period into a profitable institution.

He has obtained many appreciation certificates & has long outstanding experience in the field of development, centralization, IT & feasibility studies.

He contributes in charity & voluntary work. Mr. Ashraf occupies the following positions:

Chairman of the Egyptian Saudi Company for Real Estate.

Board Member in the Egyptian Company for Establishing & managing commercial malls.

Board of Trustees’ member & treasurer of the Egyptian Zakat Institution.

Board Member & Chairman of Board Credit Committee of A.T.Lease.

Board Member and Board Risk Management Committee (RMC), Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain.

Board Member & Chairman of Board Audit Committee, Egyptian Takaful – Mumtalakat.


Mr. Yousif Bin Fadil is a Board Member, Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain, Ajman Bank and Gulfa Mineral Water. Previously, General Manager of the Emirates Financial Company and before that Executive Manager for Investment, Dubai Islamic Bank and a number of senior positions at National Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain. Mr. Bin Fadil has also served as Member of the Boards of Directors of several financial institutions including, Union Insurance Company, U.A.E., Bahrain Islamic Bank, Bosnia International Bank and Dubai Islamic Insurance Company. He has more than 32 years of experience in the banking field. Mr. Bin Fadil, a UAE national, holds Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics & Computer Science from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington State, USA.

Businessman and former Banker. Born in 1955 in state of Qatar. 48 Years of experience in banking field. Graduated in Commerce (B Com.) from Cairo University in 1977. Started banking career in 1968 with Eastern Bank (standard Chartered Bank at present) in 1970 joined United Bank Ltd., in Qatar, at the time of opening the branch in the country. Joined Doha Bank, February 1979. Played major role in establishing and promoting the developments of Doha Bank. Promoted as General Manager of Doha Bank in December 1987. Held many high posts in Doha Bank before promoted to the General Manager. Left Doha Bank in July 1997. Joined Qatar industrial Development Bank as a General Manager in February 1997, and played significant roles in establishing such a non-commercial bank in State of Qatar. Left Qatar Industrial Development Bank at the end of May 2001 for concentration on his own Business. He is the Managing Partner of Arabian Exchange Company & Gulf Colors, and holds 50% Stakes in both Establishments.



Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from University of Hull, United Kingdom, around 40 years of experience in Banking Industry. Present Position, Board & Executive Committee Member at TAIB Bank (Aug 2011- till present) and Board & Executive Committee Member (June 2015 – till present) at Takaful International.

His past position was General Manager in National Bank of Bahrain, Board & executive Committee Member – Bahrain commercial facilities company and Chairman of the Board – National Motors Company.

Dr. Khalid is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Family Bank. Dr. Khalid has over 31 years of experience in banking, finance, auditing and accounting. Prior to join Family Bank, he was the Deputy CEO of Venture Capital Bank for seven years. Before that, he was Executive Director of Banking Supervision at the Central Bank of Bahrain for thirteen years, where he was responsible for the licensing, inspection and supervision of financial institutions, insuring that all banks and financial institutions, either operating or incorporated in Bahrain, complied with promulgated laws and regulations. Before joining the CBB, he was Assistant Professor at Bahrain University. In addition, through his diversified experience, Dr. Khalid served in senior posts with a number of reputable banks and firms. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Accounting from UK. Dr. Khalid is a Board Member at Med Gulf Company, Med Gulf Takaful and Itqan Company.

Khalid Rashid Al Zayani

Adnan Ahmed Yousif
Deputy Chairman

Abdul Latif Abdul Rahim Janahi
Board Member

Moosa Abdul Aziz Shihadeh
Board Member

Ashraf Ahmed Mustafa El-Ghamrawi
Board Member

Yousif Ali Fadil Ben Fadil
Board Member

Maqbool Habib Khalfan
Board Member

Abdulrahman Abdulla Mohamed
Board Member

Dr. Khalid Abdulla Ateeq
Board Member

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